San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Commission – Junior Planner/Analyst (Time-Limited)

San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Commission | San Francisco, CA | Junior Planner/Analyst (Time-Limited)

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY  Click HERE to apply.

A resume and cover letter are not required with your application, but highly encouraged

THIS IS A TIME-LIMITED POSITION THROUGH DECEMBER 2023

Salary Range (This position is 30 hours a week)

$38.77 – $49.17 Hourly, $5,040.04 – $6,391.99 Monthly, $60,480.45 – $76,703.84 Yearly

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is the transportation planning, financing, and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.  For more information about MTC, please visit www.mtc.ca.gov.    

MTC is hiring for one position at 30 hours per week.  The Junior Planner/Analyst will support MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) on several key regional housing policy and planning initiatives, including those funded by ABAG’s Regional Early Action Planning (REAP) grant. Specifically, the Junior Planner/Analyst will be responsible for a range of organizational tasks to support senior staff and consultants in delivering exceptional technical assistance to 109 jurisdictions in the Bay Area to support the adoption of local housing policies, especially the timely adoption of their Housing Elements.  The primary responsibility is for the day-to-day support of a high volume of contracts and associated deliverables, including consulting contracts drawn from a Regional Planning Consulting Bench and contracts governing grants to 109 local jurisdictions.  

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

Knowledge of:

• Elementary principles and practices of housing, analysis and programming;

• Research methods and sources of information related to housing and analysis;

• Methods and techniques of scheduling work assignments;

• Methods and techniques for record keeping and report preparation and writing;

• Proper English, spelling and grammar.

Skills and Ability to:

• Operate an office computer and a variety of word processing, presentation, database and other software applications.

• Perform routine professional level functions in the specific area of assignment;

• Prepare correspondence and reports;

• Learn generalized and specialized computer applications;

• Work independently;

• Keep accurate records;

• Make sound decisions within established guidelines;

• Learn, implement, explain and apply applicable laws, codes and regulations;

• Use initiative and sound judgment within established procedural guidelines;

• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; 

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

An appropriate combination of education and experience that has provided the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is:

Education:  A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an appropriate discipline related to the area of assignment, such as transportation planning, city and regional planning; transportation or civil engineering. (Applicants with a degree issued from an institution outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an academic accrediting service and provide proof of equivalency along with their application.)

Experience:  No professional working experience is required.

License/Certificate

Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license and a safe driving record, or the ability to provide alternate transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Support Project Managers responsible for Grants & Contracts with:

  Contract and Grant Management

Initiate contract origination and track approvals process

Process and track invoices

Oversee contract close-outs

  Track and document progress on spending of individual contracts, and ensure billing is correct

  Collect and organize relevant deliverables under contracts (i.e., research, data, reports, presentations, and graphics) to be shared widely with local jurisdictions to avoid duplication of effort and expense, when possible

  After in-house training, work with various software programs used for procurements, contracting, invoice payments, and grant tracking

  Track and monitor contracts with for Regional Planning Consulting Bench through new online platform with City Innovate

Relationship Management with Contracts and Finance Departments

  Communicate and coordinate on a daily basis with contracts and finance on the progress of contracts and grants

  Frequent tracking of contracts pipeline 

  Frequent tracking of finance to ensure funding is available, budget is aligned, and billing is correct

  Analysis and elevation of pinch points and concerns with contracting and finance

Overall Grant Monitoring and Compliance

  Monitor overall financials and reporting 

  Request disbursement of funds

  Report on spend down of awarded grant

THIS POSITION IS 30 HOURS A WEEK AND IS TIME-LIMITED THROUGH DECEMBER 2023.

All employees at MTC are classified as Disaster Services Workers.